Quoted from cp1610:
Nice work so far don't let the supposed a,b,c titles bs bother you. It's your game you love it you do whatever makes you happy. I have got few of the supposed lesser titles myself as project games. I like them and that's all that matters really. Just in the last year the games are now being looked for because they were fun and don't cost 10k yet . As to cost of fixing games i try to stay in the land of normal as much as possible remembering there are other games to get also. But if these are you top favorites go all out. 3 Of my games i will probably never recover the money in them except in the 30 year term. I just get parts in runs as my budget allows.
Thanks. Yeah, I usually will end up with less into a game than most people pay for a players game. I don't drop thousands buying a new pf / bg / decals / etc... I buy clearcoat in a 2.5 gallon batch total between clear and hardener. Between Cyclone, Comet and Pinbot I have well less than $1500 total tied up so far. I do my own board work and all mechanical repairs. The investment for me is the time. And in Alaska, the days are very short and cold in winter so it works out. As far as Comet: I will end up with probably less than $500 invested by the end. For Pinbot I will end up about $700 total. Cyclone was my most expensive game, but it was a game I absolutely love. I may end up with $1700 in that game, but I paid more just to purchase it. I buy all my parts and material in bulk when I can which also helps keep costs down. So for me, buying this era of pin only makes sense.